IPHS 215: Modernism and Its Critics
In view of modernism's paradoxes and chief concerns, we will address contending views of art and authority in terms of the following themes: (1) art and the artist; (2) art and memory; (3) art and order; (4) art and technology; and (5) art and rebellion. Readings will include Baudelaire, Dostoevsky, Nietzsche, Mann, Woolf, Proust, Kafka, and Camus, among others. Films will include Modern Times, Triumph of the Will, Metropolis, Rashomon, and Blow Up. This course may be used as 1/2 unit of history for purposes of meeting the diversification requirements.